The kids and I made Sharpie mugs for Mike and the grandpas for Father's Day this year following the directions on I Heart Arts n Crafts. We also made a soup bowl for Mike since that is what he often eats at work for lunch. He now has a matching bowl and mug to keep there.
|Mike's set in the sticker phase|
I found all of the supplies (mugs, soup bowl, stickers) at our local dollar store with the exception of the paint markers. I got those at JoAnn's with that handy 40% off coupon, of course.
I stuck the letter stickers on the mugs, let the kids put the star stickers where they pleased, then and gave the kids a quick tutorial to get them coloring over the stickers thoroughly.
While it seemed a bit more like a toddler craft to me at first, I imagine a two or three year old would lose interest in this task long before they really covered those stickers with those fine tips. Four or five-year-olds are probably more suited for this work. Even with my committed artistes I had to do some touch-ups to get the outlines solid.
We baked the pieces as directed (350 for 30 minutes), let them cool, and had some fun gifts for the fellas!